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In Years Past

March 23, 2014

In 1914, any effort to compel owners of buildings spanning the outlet in Jamestown to spend large sums of money to line the creek channel with cement work in accordance with the flood abatement plan of the state engineer, would meet with an absolute refusal from the owners of at least five of the properties affected, according to information which came to The Journal from a well-informed and interested property owner. "You can say that it is childish to threaten these property owners," stated this gentleman. "The club they think they hold is purely imaginary. Any effort to get this matter into the courts would result in disclosures which would show the absolute futility of the proposition."



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